Four Vintage French Vine Pruning Tools. Genuine Vintners Pruning Shears. Authentic Vintage French Secateurs with Antique Patina.
This is a great collection of four antique French grape vine pruning secateurs.
These would make a wonderful display on your farmhouse cottage or barn walls. They would also add a stylish accent to a vintage trug displayed in the garden and make a fabulous gift for any gardening or wine enthusiast with a love of France.
The cutting mechanisms are still in good working order and they all have a gorgeous, authentic patina from 'by-gone' times. The leather thongs which would have held the handles closed when not in use have long since worn away. The metal wire is used to keep the handles closed. These are very collectible and increasingly rare and difficult to find in sets. Dating from the 1920's they are in remarkable condition for their age.
Forged from carbon steel they consist of only metal parts and must have helped produce many seasons of wine here in our local vineyards of the Southwest of France.
A 'Vintner' is a winemaker who organises 'Le Vendange' (French word for Grape Harvest), here in France, in early fall. The exact timing depends on the region, the grape variety, the winemaker’s instincts and the sum of the year’s climate and it usually begins in mid-september and lasts for around three weeks.
The four tools all have a spring loaded cutting action.
The largest tool measures 26cms/10" long, its spring works well. It is missing its metal clip so is held together with metal wire at the bottom.
The second largest tool has 'pointed' tips and measures 20cms/7 ¾" long, its spring works well. It is missing its metal clip so is held together with metal wire at the bottom.
The third 'crescent' shaped bladed tool measures - 19cms/7½" long, works perfectly and is held together with metal wire at the bottom, when not in use.
The forth measures 18.5cms/ 7¼" long, and again its spring works well - it still has its original leather strap, although this is now very worn.
.................'In vino veritas'..................
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